Saturday the 23rd of January 2016 was a date that will be remembered forever as the day that four airmen who lost their lives on Mount Torbreck received their 1st official remembrance ceremony in 75 years.
On the 23rd of January 2016, a large number of people attended the Avro Anson A4-4 Memorial on Mount Torbreck. These included family, locals, historians, the Shire of Murrindindi Chief Executive Officer Margaret Abbey and others from Melbourne and around Australia and the world. They had all come to attend the official rededication of the A4-4 Memorial and the re-opening of the walking track. Organisations represented at the event included DELWP, VicForests, the RAAF and media group Channel Seven sent their reporter Nick McCallum (and his cameraman) to record the event. Most importantly however, there were relatives of Corporal Francis Hyland and Flying Officer Anthony Daniel – two of the four airmen who lost their lives on Mount Torbreck on the 16th of May 1940 when their Avro Anson A4-4 slammed blindly into the mountain during inclement weather.
For more in depth detail of the ceremony, an article created by Artworkz can be read HERE
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